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Talking 100g & 75g! Pics!

I have 3 tanks, the 3rd, a RCS 20 long, but it's a mess of moss, lol. So it's not pictured here.

100g tall Mbuna Cichlid tank. Fuval FX5, Rena & Sunsun filters, Fuval heater, two 4ft shop lights, Rainbow rock, Cichlid stones and rocks from my field. Has two BN plecos as well.

Yes, I know it's planted! I had so many plants left over from consolidating two 40 breeders I had to put them somewhere! I tried selling the plants for cheap, but no-go so far. It's Winter w/no heat packs after all. They didn't eat their plants back in the 75, we will see if they eat them now.

75g Metaframe w/original slate bottom. Green corys, Oto cats, 6in BGK, 2yr Rainbow shark, Opaline gourami female, Bamboo shrimp, pair BN plecos, Clown pleco & left over baby Platy. Rena, Fuval 205 & 305, two high tech lights.

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You guys hate me...lol. I've rarely gotten good responses on this forum. Am I not high tech and anal about my plants for you guys to respond? =p j/k
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Don't worry...nobody responds to my tank threads either. I just started a new one...I'll just make it ritual to bump it daily until people do...lol

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Haha, yea, guess I need to do that too.
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wow how did you come by the slate bottom metaframe!! I had a 10 gal when I was a kid brings back memories
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I was looking on CL for a 75g and there was a guy moving. Had a 75, painted metal, turtle, goldfish, 2 sunfish, giant catfish and metal stand he was getting rid of. I don't think he knew what he had, if he did, no way I would of gotten it for like $80 or w/e it cost me!
It did leak in several places, only leak I haven't been able to fix w/hot water is the top right back corner. I just keep the level right at the frame and no issues.
I was trying real hard to keep my excitement over the tank when he brought it over. I've never seen or heard of one that large still around!
This thing is heavy though! At least as heavy as my 1/2" 90g was! Had to move it all on my own, too. But tilt and swivel up and around is the way to go w/o help. Not fun if the stand also wiggles...scary!
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Nope, ppl here hate me. Not high tech enough, snobs! =p
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Nope, ppl here hate me. Not high tech enough, snobs! =p
nah, not snobs.the site is slap full of good folks. we are just new and need to mingle more. thats all

I do have a question: in the second tank pictured, you have a nice mound/slope on the lefthand side. Did you build that up with something under the gravel or is that just the gravel pile up?

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That is just Sand Blasting sand I moved up to make a slope on the left side. The same slope is all along the back wall, too. When I consolidated two 40 breeder tanks, ended up with way too much sand, lol.
Nothing is holding the sand in place. On the right side, I do have wood in the middle of a slope, but it is just for looks and to house my Rainbow shark and BN plecos, not to actually hold the sand. Been a week, all is fine. Dwarf Sag is still being uprooted, but the sand has stayed in place.
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I think I'm going to take out a bunch of sand this week. Take out all the MTS and dry and store the sand for other tanks or just toss it into the garden...so much of it...
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do you have to go swimming to scape that 100G haha. i love the 75, that crypt is HUGE.
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Root tabs/fertilizer under them is the key.

Yea, even with 20in tongs, its still too deep...lol.
Adding those rocks was the scariest thing ever though. Almost none reached the bottom w/my clinging onto them for dear life... =D
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Nice to see some of those Metaframe slate tanks still around kickin it old school! I used to have some 15 gallon slate tanks I really liked them. I like those lily type plants you have in there. I had one in my 40B but the tank was too small to really let the lily grow in there.

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